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  1. Research article

    Spinal pain in Danish school children – how often and how long? The CHAMPS Study-DK

    Spinal pain in children and adolescents is a common condition, usually transitory, but the picture of spinal pain still needs elucidation, mainly due to variation in measurement methods. The aim of this study ...

    Kristina Boe Dissing, Lise Hestbæk, Jan Hartvigsen, Christopher Williams, Steven Kamper, Eleanor Boyle and Niels Wedderkopp

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:67

    Published on: 27 March 2017

  2. Research article

    Changes in clinical symptoms and functional disability in patients with coexisting patellofemoral and tibiofemoral osteoarthritis: a 1-year prospective cohort study

    This 1-year prospective cohort study aimed to compare the changes in clinical symptoms and functional disability between patients with coexisting patellofemoral (PF) and tibiofemoral (TF) osteoarthritis (OA) a...

    Hirotaka Iijima, Naoto Fukutani, Takuya Isho, Yuko Yamamoto, Masakazu Hiraoka, Kazuyuki Miyanobu, Masashi Jinnouchi, Eishi Kaneda, Tomoki Aoyama, Hiroshi Kuroki and Shuichi Matsuda

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:126

    Published on: 24 March 2017

  3. Research article

    The importance of informational, clinical and personal support in patient experience with total knee replacement: a qualitative investigation

    Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is the most frequently performed joint replacement surgery in North America. Patient perspectives on TKA have been investigated in various ways, including finding as many as 20% o...

    Laurie J. Goldsmith, Nitya Suryaprakash, Ellen Randall, Jessica Shum, Valerie MacDonald, Richard Sawatzky, Samar Hejazi, Jennifer C. Davis, Patrick McAllister and Stirling Bryan

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:127

    Published on: 24 March 2017

  4. Research article

    A cross-sectional study of the effects of load carriage on running characteristics and tibial mechanical stress: implications for stress-fracture injuries in women

    Load carriage is associated with musculoskeletal injuries, such as stress fractures, during military basic combat training. By investigating the influence of load carriage during exercises on the kinematics an...

    Chun Xu, Amy Silder, Ju Zhang, Jaques Reifman and Ginu Unnikrishnan

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:125

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  5. Research article

    Accuracy of pedicle screw placement in patients with Marfan syndrome

    There is no study concerning safety and accuracy of pedicle screw placement in Marfan syndrome. The objective of this study is to investigate accuracy and safety of pedicle screw placement in scoliosis associa...

    Jun Qiao, Feng Zhu, Leilei Xu, Zhen Liu, Xu Sun, Bangping Qian, Qing Jiang, Zezhang Zhu and Yong Qiu

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:123

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  6. Study protocol

    Study-protocol for a randomized controlled trial comparing clinical and radiological results after three different posterior decompression techniques for lumbar spinal stenosis: the Spinal Stenosis Trial (SST) (part of the NORDSTEN Study)

    There are several posterior decompression techniques for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). There is a trend towards performing less invasive surgical procedures, but no multicentre randomized controlled trials hav...

    Erland Hermansen, Ivar Magne Austevoll, Ulla Kristina Romild, Frode Rekeland, Tore Solberg, Kjersti Storheim, Oliver Grundnes, Jørn Aaen, Jens Ivar Brox, Christian Hellum and Kari Indrekvam

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:121

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  7. Research article

    Use of a decision aid did not decrease decisional conflict in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome

    Although a model for shared decision-making is important for patient-centered care, decisional conflict can emerge when patients participate in the decision-making. A decision aid is proposed to provide inform...

    Hyun Sik Gong, Jin Woo Park, Young Ho Shin, Kahyun Kim, Kwan Jae Cho and Goo Hyun Baek

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:118

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  8. Study protocol

    Effectiveness of a physiotherapist delivered cognitive-behavioral patient education for patients who undergoes operation for total knee arthroplasty: a protocol of a randomized controlled trial

    Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) is a common and generally effective procedure performed mainly due to advanced osteoarthritis, pain, physical disability and reduced quality of life. However, approximately 20% of...

    Sara Birch, Maiken Stilling, Inger Mechlenburg and Torben Bæk Hansen

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:116

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  9. Research article

    Improved knee biomechanics among patients reporting a good outcome in knee-related quality of life one year after total knee arthroplasty

    It is not well understood why one in five patients report poor outcomes following knee arthroplasty. This study evaluated changes in knee biomechanics, and perceived pain among patients reporting either a good...

    Josefine E. Naili, Per Wretenberg, Viktor Lindgren, Maura D. Iversen, Margareta Hedström and Eva W. Broström

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:122

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  10. Research article

    Clinically acceptable agreement between the ViMove wireless motion sensor system and the Vicon motion capture system when measuring lumbar region inclination motion in the sagittal and coronal planes

    Wireless, wearable, inertial motion sensor technology introduces new possibilities for monitoring spinal motion and pain in people during their daily activities of work, rest and play. There are many types of ...

    Hanne Leirbekk Mjøsund, Eleanor Boyle, Per Kjaer, Rune Mygind Mieritz, Tue Skallgård and Peter Kent

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:124

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  11. Research article

    The weight of pupils’ schoolbags in early school age and its influence on body posture

    Postural development progresses through a series of stages (growth spurts, development of balance and coordination, postural stability) which occur when children are at school age. The reduction in the level o...

    Anna Brzęk, Tarja Dworrak, Markus Strauss, Fabian Sanchis-Gomar, Ibtissam Sabbah, Birgit Dworrak and Roman Leischik

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:117

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  12. Research article

    Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the CD40 gene associate with the disease susceptibility and severity in knee osteoarthritis in the Chinese Han population: a case-control study

    This study explored the association between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the CD40 gene, rs4810485 G > T and rs1883832 C > T, as well as disease susceptibility and severity in knee osteoarthritis (KOA...

    Zhen-Han Deng, Ming-Hua Sun, Yu-Sheng Li, Wei Luo, Fang-Jie Zhang, Jian Tian, Ping Wu and Wen-Feng Xiao

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:115

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  13. Research article

    Psychological risk and protective factors for disability in chronic low back pain – a longitudinal analysis in primary care

    Utilizing psychological resources when dealing with chronic low back pain might aid the prevention of disability. The observational study at hand examined the longitudinal impact of resilience and coping resou...

    Nikita Roman A. Jegan, Markus Brugger, Annika Viniol, Konstantin Strauch, Jürgen Barth, Erika Baum, Corinna Leonhardt and Annette Becker

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:114

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  14. Research article

    Arthroscopic release using F and C method versus conventional open release method in the treatment of gluteal muscle contracture: a comparative study

    Gluteal muscle contracture (GMC), a debilitating disease, usually starts in early childhood after variable dose of injections around the buttock, if left untreated it worsens gradually and persists throughout ...

    Saroj Rai, Shengyang Jin, Chunqing Meng, Nabin Chaudhary, Nira Tamang, Xiaohong Wang, Xianzhe Liu, Hong Wang and Shuhua Yang

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:113

    Published on: 16 March 2017

  15. Research article

    Patient Endorsement of the Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) Total Joint Replacement (TJR) clinical trial draft core domain set

    A patient- and surgeon-Delphi-derived Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) draft core domain set for total joint arthroplasty (TJR) trials was recently developed. Our objective was to obtain further pati...

    Jasvinder A. Singh, Michelle Dowsey and Peter F. Choong

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:111

    Published on: 15 March 2017

  16. Research article

    Is being a regular player with fewer teammates associated with musculoskeletal pain in youth team sports? A cross-sectional study

    Musculoskeletal pain (MSP) is a commonly reported symptom in youth sports players. Some sports-related risk factors have been reported, but previous studies on extrinsic risk factors did not focus on managemen...

    Takafumi Abe, Masamitsu Kamada, Jun Kitayuguchi, Shinpei Okada, Yoshiteru Mutoh and Yuji Uchio

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:105

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  17. Study protocol

    Outcome of patients after lower limb fracture with partial weight bearing postoperatively treated with or without anti-gravity treadmill (alter G®) during six weeks of rehabilitation – a protocol of a prospective randomized trial

    Partial or complete immobilization leads to different adjustment processes like higher risk of muscle atrophy or a decrease of general performance. The present study is designed to prove efficacy of the anti-g...

    Ralf Henkelmann, Sebastian Schneider, Daniel Müller, Ralf Gahr, Christoph Josten and Jörg Böhme

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:104

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  18. Research article

    Comparison of the direct and indirect reduction techniques during the surgical management of posterior malleolar fractures

    The optimal method for the reduction and fixation of posterior malleolar fracture (PMF) remains inconclusive. Currently, both of the indirect and direct reduction techniques are widely used. We aimed to compar...

    Hong-fei Shi, Jin Xiong, Yi-xin Chen, Jun-fei Wang, Xu-Sheng Qiu, Jie Huang, Xue-yang Gui, Si-yuan Wen and Yin-he Wang

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:109

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  19. Research article

    Prospective clinical evaluation of a novel anatomic cuff for forearm crutches in patients with osteoarthritis

    The use of forearm crutches has been associated with pain and neuropraxia along the ulnar bone. Whilst anatomic grips have improved comfort of crutch walking, to date anatomic forearm cuffs have not been clini...

    Thomas Hügle, Ansgar Arnieri, Margerita Bünter, Stefan Schären and Annegret Mündermann

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:110

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  20. Case report

    Cementoma of the calcaneus: a case report

    The cementoma is a common disease of the dental root apex, which generally occurs in the maxilla and the mandible, but the cementoma occurring in the long bone is rare. Moreover, the incidence of cementoma in ...

    Xiaona Li, Zhigang Peng, Mahrukh Latif, Abhinav Kumar, Wei Chen and Zekun Zhang

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:103

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  21. Research article

    Influence of different great trochanteric entry points on the outcome of intertrochanteric fractures: a retrospective cohort study

    The Proximal Femoral Nail Antirotation (PFNA) system for treatment of intertrochanteric fractures is currently widely applied worldwide. However, even though the PFNA has produced good clinical outcomes, a poo...

    Shuo Pan, Xiao-Hui Liu, Tao Feng, Hui-Jun Kang, Zhi-Guang Tian and Chun-Guang Lou

    BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2017 18:107

    Published on: 14 March 2017

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